BASIS Schools President Craig Barrett said a proposed ballot measure he’s working on may be shifting away from general education funding and toward a system that gives excelling schools more opportunities to expand their reach.Read More »
An administrative law judge today upheld findings by Superintendent of Public Instruction John Huppenthal that controversial courses taught in the Tucson Unified School District violate a 2010 law aimed at ending the district’s ethnic studies program.Read More »
Arizonans are clearly worried about the economy and education, but their top priority is immigration, according to a poll released today by Arizona State University’s Morrison Institute of Public Policy.
When asked what Arizona’s biggest problem is that lawmakers and the governor should address, 24 percent of respondents answered immigration.
A lawsuit to decide the constitutionality of Arizona’s funding system for K-12 education is headed to trial, but attorneys defending the state believe they can convince a judge to dismiss the case before then.Read More »
Tuition increases at Arizona’s three public universities might force some students to drop out and deter others from applying, members of the Arizona Board of Regents told a legislative committee Tuesday.Read More »
Sen. Steve Smith is planning to introduce a bill that would tie performance to pay for K-12 teachers.Read More »
The state is searching for nearly $50 million to implement an interconnected school data system that officials and lawmakers say is vital to measuring student achievement and teacher performance at all levels throughout the state. And the clock is ticking.Read More »
Call it a sign of the times. It used to be that education advocates could play up the morality angle — that education needed strong financial support because, well, it was the right thing to do. But now, they are taking a new, pragmatic approach.Read More »
With classroom spending in Arizona schools at a historic low, lawmakers and school administrators have turned their attention to standardizing student and teacher assessments as a way to cut expenses and improve student achievement.Read More »
Groups representing teachers and public school districts filed suit on Monday against a new state voucher-style system for disabled students, alleging that the program violates constitutional bans on state aid for private and religious schools.Read More »